Gilda’s Club Chicago’s 2010 Corporate and Foundation Breakfast

The Washington Square Health Foundation is sponsoring Gilda’s Club Chicago’s 2010 Corporate and Foundation Breakfast featuring Dr. Jessie Gruman as the keynote speaker.

Dr. Gruman is the founder and president of the Center for Advancing Health, an independent Washington-based nonprofit organization aimed at increasing patient engagement in the belief that people will not benefit from the health care available to them unless they participate fully and competently in it.

She is one of the authors of the Institute of Medicine’s landmark 2007 report, Cancer Care for the Whole Patient, which recommends a standard of psychosocial care for patients and families. Dr. Gruman’s work on this topic has included the private sector (AT&T), the public sector (National Institutes of Health) and the voluntary health sector (American Cancer Society). She is also an accomplished author.

The breakfast will be held at Gilda’s Club Chicago, 537 North Wells Street on Tuesday, May 25th from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM.  Gilda’s Club Chicago is Chicago’s leading provider of free social, emotional, and informational support for everyone living with cancer — men, women, teens, and children, along with their families and friends.

For further information on the breakfast or Gilda’s Club Chicago, contact Steve Majsak at 312-464-9900 x 16 or by email at .